Location: Horumersiel / North Germany
Camera: Fuji X-T1 / 14mm 2.8
© RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography
Location: St. Peter Ording / North Germany – Camera: Fuji X100
© RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography
Since I recently decided to focus on landscape photography I am constantly searching the web for inspiration. My favorite landscape photographers are all based in UK. Being in England, Wales and Scotland for quite a while I am not surprised. I would like to share the links to their stunning homepages with you. Some of them are into landscape photography for over 20 years. My all time favorites are Joe Cornish and Jonathan Critchley who is based in France but was born in London. So I think he is a valid member of this group. Enjoy there awesome images! Have a good and creative week. Reinhold
Update: Added to the list, recommendations of bythebriny. Thanks so much for your input. Especially Bruce Percy is stunning.
One of the landmarks of the coast resort Schillig is a shipwreck in the wadden sea. After a short walk through the salt marsh to the beach you will find a small sign. If you walk past this sign into the wadden sea (in low water) you will come to this shipwreck (fishing trawler/1962) after a few hundred meters. It is marked as wreck #2 in international sea maps.
Today I started to built up my lens lineup for landscape photography.
First one is 🙂 the Fuji 14mm 2.8 (21mm full-frame equivalent) wide angle lens. I tried the 10-20mm but 10mm is to wide for my personal taste and I was always between 14mm and 18mm. The 14mm lens has the same filter size as my current 18-55mm lens for which I bought the 58mm adapter of the Lee Seven 5 filter holder. #1 of 3.
I will keep the 18-55mm for the next weeks. I plan to sell my nearly unused 35mm 1.4 lens. Doesn’t make any sense. Long term the 18-55mm lens will be replaced by the 16-55mm 2.8 lens. The selling price of the 18-55mm and the 35mm will cover the price for the planned 16-55mm lens. This will then make it #2 for my current/planned lineup.
#3 and the last one I will consider is the 50-140mm 2.8 (nearly 70-200mm full-frame equivalent). But I will have to save some money to buy this one before autumn/winter comes.
These lenses will then cover all aspects of landscape photography I plan to shoot.
Today I will try start using the 14mm lens + the Lee Seven 5 filter system. I am excited to try it out. Looking out of my window tells me that the chances are below 25% success. I see some dark clouds rolling in and the rest of the sky already turned gray. We will see what happens later in the afternoon.
Enjoy your week!
The weather here in the North of Germany is horrible! It is nearly the end of June, summer just started, school holidays as well. It is raining, it is cold and you still need a jacket if you go for a walk. I had enough this morning. After breakfast I decided to go to Schillig and have a walk on the beach. So I packed all necessary things into my X-Trail. My Wife, the Fuji X100, our raincoats and a few Euros for a fish roll in Horumersiel (village at the coast) and coffee and cake afterwards in a small café in the center of the village. 30 minutes later we were there. Still windy and cloudy… but no rain. We had our beach walk to the “known fence into the sea” and on our way back I saw this “beach” chair surrounded by white flowers. After that we had our fish roll and coffee and “apple” cake. Who could ask for more. It is now early afternoon, I am sitting at home typing this text. And guess what… it is raining cats and dogs. But I don’t care. We just did the most important thing to get a good photograph and a nice beach walk. Get out! Hope your weather is nicer in your area! Smiles. Reinhold
The National Park and World Heritage Wadden Sea is one of the obvious locations for a landscape photographer in North Germany. One of my favorite spots is the coast resort Schillig in the district Wangerland. We have no cliffs, no rocks leading into the sea, no mountains in the fore- or background and the cost line is very “cultivated”. Nice for people who live in this area, nice for tourists as well. I will try to find some “wild” spots in the next months. This fence leading into the sea is one of these remaining “landmarks” at the coastline of this area. I will dedicate a post in the near future to this “fence” to show how it changes during the seasons in the always changing landscape. It you ask yourself “why is there a fence leading into the sea?”. The answer is easy and typical “German”. It divides the beach into the “Dogs” and “No Dogs” area. But thankfully the “Dogs” area is more beautiful and nearer to the town than the “No Dogs” area.
My last 2 posts (Falling Dry and Moor) initiate a change of direction regarding my photography goals and my blog. In the last years I was shooting landscapes, architecture, still, street and nature. I will concentrate on landscape photography from now on. I always avoided this step. Now it’s time to get on with it.
Therefore I have changed the title of my blog to Reinhold Staden – Landscape Photography.
The land- and seascapes of North Germany will be my preferred locations but I will add selected images of past and future travels if they fit into the concept. Getting focused will help me to maintain my creativity and to enhance my photography skills. Hope you will like the results.
And now I take my wellies and gear and visit the “Engelsmeer” (Angels Sea). Should be fun. See what happens.
I will leave you with an image of an area at the side of the road to my favorite lake (next post) nearby.
Happy weekend. Reinhold
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